SkyWater Technology and PsiQuantum have expanded their development agreement to produce silicon photonic chips for future quantum computing systems. The chips will be developed at SkyWater’s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Minnesota. This collaboration supports PsiQuantum’s goal of creating a commercially viable, error-corrected general-purpose quantum computer that scales beyond 1,000,000 qubits using silicon photonics. Quantum computing can potentially drive climate, energy, healthcare, finance, agriculture, transportation, and government advances.
PsiQuantum and SkyWater Expand Development Agreement for Quantum Computing Chips
PsiQuantum has expanded its development agreement with SkyWater Technology to produce silicon photonic chips for future quantum computing systems. The companies will collaborate to develop the chips at SkyWater’s semiconductor manufacturing facility in Bloomington, Minnesota. This partnership supports PsiQuantum’s goal of delivering a commercially viable, error-corrected general-purpose quantum computer that scales beyond 1,000,000 qubits using silicon photonics.
Quantum computing has the potential to drive advances in various industries such as climate, energy, healthcare, finance, agriculture, transportation, and government. The collaboration between PsiQuantum and SkyWater combines world-class expertise in photonic quantum computing and silicon photonics to create a quantum computer capable of performing otherwise impossible calculations.
SkyWater’s Technology as a Service (TaaS) Model Supports Quantum Computing Initiatives
SkyWater’s TaaS model enables advanced technologies to be developed and produced efficiently in a production fab, actively supporting quantum computing initiatives. SkyWater’s silicon photonics integration and manufacturing capabilities allow PsiQuantum to develop quantum chips that can be measured and tested for long-term reliability, which is critical for executing quantum algorithms that require millions or billions of gate operations. The photonic approach has significant technical advantages at the scale required for error correction.
The collaboration between PsiQuantum and SkyWater aims to secure global leadership in quantum computing. SkyWater’s TaaS model catalyzes the close technical collaboration necessary to co-create a new process integration required for quantum computing.
PsiQuantum and SkyWater’s Partnership Accelerates Quantum Computing Development
Fariba Danesh, chief operating officer at PsiQuantum, commented on the partnership with SkyWater, stating that its 200 mm photonics capabilities satisfy their critical development needs. The partnership has been beneficial due to the speed and flexibility of SkyWater’s team and company. Having domestic fabs with proven manufacturing capability and the development flexibility to support PsiQuantum’s required process flows is key to the success of their product plans.
Steve Kosier, SkyWater’s chief technology officer, expressed excitement about the unique outcomes of PsiQuantum’s technology and the substantial technological progress they have achieved at SkyWater. The engineering teams from both companies are working together to co-create the reality of a quantum-enabled world and look forward to continuing their support through development and into the production ramp.
About PsiQuantum and SkyWater Technology
PsiQuantum is building the first utility-scale quantum computer to solve some of the world’s most important challenges, powered by breakthroughs in silicon photonics and fault-tolerant quantum architecture. Their approach is based on single-photon qubits, which have significant advantages at the scale required to deliver a fault-tolerant, general-purpose quantum computer.
SkyWater Technology is a U.S.-owned semiconductor manufacturer and a DMEA-accredited Trusted supplier. Their Technology as a Service model streamlines the path to production for customers with development services, volume production, and heterogeneous integration solutions in their world-class U.S. facilities. This pioneering model enables innovators to co-create the next wave of technology with diverse categories including mixed-signal CMOS, ROICs, rad-hard ICs, power management, MEMS, superconducting ICs, photonics, carbon nanotubes, and interposers.
PsiQuantum and SkyWater Technology have expanded their partnership to develop silicon photonic chips for future quantum computing systems. The collaboration aims to create a commercially viable, error-corrected general-purpose quantum computer that scales beyond 1,000,000 qubits using silicon photonics, driving advancements in various industries.
- SkyWater’s Technology as a Service (TaaS) model enables efficient development and production of advanced technologies, supporting quantum computing initiatives.
- The collaboration between PsiQuantum and SkyWater aims to secure global leadership in quantum computing by combining their expertise in photonic quantum computing and silicon photonics.
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